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Dr Susanne Hodgson

Dr Susanne Hodgson

  • Research Fellow and Lecturer in Clinical Medicine

Susanne Hodgson is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at St Peter’s College. She is also an NIHR Academic Lecturer in Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford, based at the Department of Biochemistry and the Jenner Institute.


Susanne teaches clinical skills to both undergraduate and graduate entry students at St Peter’s College and provides pastoral support. She is coordinator of the Special Study Module for Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford Clinical Medicine School and co-lead of the Infection and Immunity Module for the University of Oxford Graduate Entry Medicine Course. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Oxford.


She initially worked with Professor Adrian Hill and Professor Simon Draper at the on early phase clinical trials of novel vaccines against Plasmodium falciparum and Influenza. This work included controlled human infection (CHIM) studies for each of these conditions.

Her DPhil, completed in 2015, involved work at the Jenner Institute and the Kenyan Medical Research Institute in Nairobi and Kilifi to set up the first CHMI for Plasmodium falciparum in Kenya as a means of studying naturally acquired immunity. She is currently working on human monoclonal antibodies targeting VAR2CSA, an important antigen in Plasmodium falciparum infection in pregnancy.

Clinical work

Susanne is a physician specialising in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine with a interest in complex surgical infections. She is Chief Investigator of the 'Improving Outcomes in Necrotising Otitis Externa (IONOE)' Study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04950985) and Trainee Chair of the National Trainee Infection Collaborative for Audit and Research (NITCAR).